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Pretty deadly. Volume one, The Shrike

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION DECONNI Kelly v.1
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Summary
Kelly Sue DeConnick ( Avengers Assemble , Captain Marvel ) andEmma Rios ( Dr. Strange , Osborn ) present the collected opening arcof their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher . Death's daughter rides the windon a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Herorigin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchinglysavage.

"It's a perfect match for the gorgeous, dizzying artwork in a sumptuouspalette-overlaid panels add intricate choreography to fight scenes, anddetailed, whirling splash pages beg for long-lingering looks. Couple that, alongwith a handful of Eisner nominations, with a multicultural cast oftough-as-nails women who all fight for their own honor, and this is a series towatch out for." - Booklist

"It's ambitious and challenging (two qualities that are not often valued,but that probably should be), under a fa├žade of violence and sacrifice.Rio's art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with thefar-reaching story." - PW

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Badass women populate the swirly, sunset-colored pages of this new series, a stirring, brutal, and macabre combination of classic western and a skewed Orpheus and Eurydice tale. Little heterochromatic Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the mythical tale of death-faced Ginny, a vengeance reaper who has a personal score to settle with Fox. When Sissy finds out, she demands to know the rest of the story of death-faced Ginny, but she gets far more than she bargained for. DeConnick's slow-burn tale releases captivating details and secrets about Ginny, Fox, and Sissy at a bewitching pace as the scope of the quest grows to legendary proportions. It's a perfect match for the gorgeous, dizzying artwork in a sumptuous palette overlaid panels add intricate choreography to fight scenes, and detailed, whirling splash pages beg for long-lingering looks. Couple that, along with a handful of Eisner nominations, with a multicultural cast of tough-as-nails women who all fight for their own honor, and this is a series to watch out for.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This mystic western is full of unusual images and portents. It requires patience and a willing imagination to appreciate, although the base elements-a mysterious, blind old man traveling with a girl with different colored eyes; a grizzled gunman ambushed in a whore's bedroom; a vigilante woman become legend-are familiar enough. Others, like the rabbit skeleton narrating to a butterfly, are just odd. Ginny, the daughter of Death, anchors the fable, which is full of women driven as mothers and daughters. The whole thing is like a tarot card (imagery that is also used), providing suggestive images that must be interpreted. The book requires at least two readings: the first just to learn who everyone is, the second to understand what's going on. It's ambitious and challenging (two qualities that are not often valued, but that probably should be), under a facade of violence and sacrifice. Rios's art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Revenge -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :Image Comics, Inc.,2014
Other Titles Shrike
Contributors DeConnick, Kelly Sue, author.
Rios, Emma, artist.
Bellaire, Jordie, illustrator.
Audience Rated: M, mature.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single-magazine form as Pretty Deadly #1-5."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781607069621 (paperback)
1607069628 (paperback)
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